The qualification of the Europe League for the season 2020/21 continues with the semi-finals this week. This time, the circumstances are all different: due to the pandemic, just 1 match will decide who is going to advance to the next round. FCSB, the well-known team from Bucharest, Romania – also known previously as Steaua Bucharest – is hosting Slovan Liberec, an ambitious team from the Czech Republic at the Arena Nationala on Thursday Evening.
FCSB, ending at 4th place in the season 2019/20, is an ambitious team composed of young players with mostly (if not all) of domestic origin. Due to Coronavirus, FCSB qualified to the semi-finals in a wild game against TSC Backa Topola last week with a couple of players missing, which saw a draw after unbelievably 12 goals scored including overtime. The match was afterward decided into the penalty shootout with FSCB being the luckier team.
Slovan Liberec, ending at 5th place in the season 2019/20, qualified to the semi-finals with a decisive win in Lithuania where they’ve beaten the weak FC Riteriai 1:5. The team is well-balanced with a mix of domestic and international players. Currently, 5th placed in the Czech Fortuna League with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. Liberec have definitely an ambition, experience, and motivation to proceed further in the Europe League draw. Moreover, Czech teams have – in general – gathered more experience in international competitions throughout the last decade. Against inexperienced, young, and hot-headed FCSB players – which are all Romanian Nationals exclusively – there is a high probability that we might see an early goal in this event.
With both teams playing actively forward and being aggressive, I suspect that there will be multiple goals scored at both sides. All in all, we back the Over 2.25 Asian Total line for this possible thrilling match. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.